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Yank Sing Catering

San Francisco , CA

LOCATION

101 Spear Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 US

PHONE

415-957-9889

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joe
Wedding:
12/11/2010
4.0/5.0
Yank Sing is perfect for the typical large, Chinese wedding as it can hold it a ton of people and the food is delicious. I don't know if other Chinese restaurants will be able to beat Yank Sing in those two regards. They have a nice waterfall that comes down in the middle of the atrium and gives a nice, cool atmosphere to the setting. UPDATE: I would say that Yank Sing was everything I expected. As far as I know, it's probably the nicest place if you want a Chinese banquet. The downside is that it is quite expensive, but the upside is that you can rest assured that they'll do a great job. You should expect that they will not be too flexible with changes to their normal arrangement and if they do allow you to change it, there will be a hefty fee. I'm sure this is normal for a place as unique as their's, but it's best to be aware of this ahead of time lest you get unhappy and frustrated during the process. The food was very good here. We had a ten course meal. I'd say the two dishes that stood out for me were their supreme sharkfin soup (sharkfin + crab) and their chilean sea bass. We also ordered 25-30 bottles of their cheapest wine and I think it turned out well. I don't think there were many wine experts at our wedding so they probably couldn't tell. The service was excellent throughout the night. At the head table, we were well taken care of. Our lead server was very helpful throughout the night - she followed us around while we toasted the tables filling our glasses and she instructed us during the cake cutting b/c we were a hesitant at first. At the end of the night, they gave us a gift certificate for their restaurant since we did not get to enjoy much of the food during the reception. If I were to sum up Yank Sing in one sentence, I'd say top notch Chinese food with Western-style service.
Yank Sing is perfect for the typical large, Chinese wedding as it can hold it a ton of people and the food is delicious. I Read more...
Yank Sing is perfect for the typical large, Chinese wedding as it can hold it a ton of people and the food is delicious. I don't know if other Chinese restaurants will be able to beat Yank Sing in those two regards. They have a nice waterfall that comes down in the middle of the atrium and gives a nice, cool atmosphere to the setting. UPDATE: I would say that Yank Sing was everything I expected. As far as I know, it's probably the nicest place if you want a Chinese banquet. The downside is that it is quite expensive, but the upside is that you can rest assured that they'll do a great job. You should expect that they will not be too flexible with changes to their normal arrangement and if they do allow you to change it, there will be a hefty fee. I'm sure this is normal for a place as unique as their's, but it's best to be aware of this ahead of time lest you get unhappy and frustrated during the process. The food was very good here. We had a ten course meal. I'd say the two dishes that stood out for me were their supreme sharkfin soup (sharkfin + crab) and their chilean sea bass. We also ordered 25-30 bottles of their cheapest wine and I think it turned out well. I don't think there were many wine experts at our wedding so they probably couldn't tell. The service was excellent throughout the night. At the head table, we were well taken care of. Our lead server was very helpful throughout the night - she followed us around while we toasted the tables filling our glasses and she instructed us during the cake cutting b/c we were a hesitant at first. At the end of the night, they gave us a gift certificate for their restaurant since we did not get to enjoy much of the food during the reception. If I were to sum up Yank Sing in one sentence, I'd say top notch Chinese food with Western-style service. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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kathy
Wedding:
9/22/2010
4.0/5.0
I think the Rincon Center is a great site - the atrium is large and classy with a waterfall in the middle. The one caveat is that it's only good for Chinese banquets, so if you don't want to have Chinese food at your reception, I don't think it'll work out.
I think the Rincon Center is a great site - the atrium is large and classy with a waterfall in the middle. The one caveat Read more...
I think the Rincon Center is a great site - the atrium is large and classy with a waterfall in the middle. The one caveat is that it's only good for Chinese banquets, so if you don't want to have Chinese food at your reception, I don't think it'll work out. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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veraw
Wedding:
9/12/2009
4.6/5.0
My reception was at the Rincon Center Atrium. Absolutely beautiful. We had a tasting of the 10-course Chinese style menu. On the reception night, every course tasted great, the vegetables were fresh. There was plenty of wait staff to serve the guests, and the staff was courteous and helpful.
My reception was at the Rincon Center Atrium. Absolutely beautiful. We had a tasting of the 10-course Chinese style menu. Read more...
My reception was at the Rincon Center Atrium. Absolutely beautiful. We had a tasting of the 10-course Chinese style menu. On the reception night, every course tasted great, the vegetables were fresh. There was plenty of wait staff to serve the guests, and the staff was courteous and helpful. Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
I don't know much on the planning side, but can I tell you that attending a wedding in the atrium is such a treat? The food was beyond excellent, my only complaint is that since I sat at the head table, our dishes were plated for us whereas it was family style for the rest of the guests. But that's ok, I ended up taking a few bags of leftovers home and it was goooooood. I got my fill of scallops and lobster and Chilean sea bass (you must get that! It was so yummy, perfect, tender, and good even when microwaved). I was also impressed by how beautiful it looked, with the water falling from the ceiling onto a flat pond. There was another wedding in another room, but we hardly noticed at all. The only bad thing was the parking, the spaces were so small and the layout was confusing. But otherwise, I thoroughly enjoyed myself here.
I don't know much on the planning side, but can I tell you that attending a wedding in the atrium is such a treat? The Read more...
I don't know much on the planning side, but can I tell you that attending a wedding in the atrium is such a treat? The food was beyond excellent, my only complaint is that since I sat at the head table, our dishes were plated for us whereas it was family style for the rest of the guests. But that's ok, I ended up taking a few bags of leftovers home and it was goooooood. I got my fill of scallops and lobster and Chilean sea bass (you must get that! It was so yummy, perfect, tender, and good even when microwaved). I was also impressed by how beautiful it looked, with the water falling from the ceiling onto a flat pond. There was another wedding in another room, but we hardly noticed at all. The only bad thing was the parking, the spaces were so small and the layout was confusing. But otherwise, I thoroughly enjoyed myself here. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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baisee
Wedding:
7/11/2009
4.7/5.0
our reception was in the Yank Sing restaurant at 101 Spear in Rincon Center. The restaurant was beautiful, planning was an ease, the food was delicious and they were very professional. We worked with Vera Waller and she is one of the nicest people you could ever work with. Responsive to emails, phone calls and prompt with contract updates.

They were also flexible with cake delivery time, letting us drop off wedding items a couple of days before and had fantastic wait staff. We provided yank sing with our timeline and they followed it to the minute. The head table had our own waitress and she notified us whenever it was time to eg toast, cut the cake, take pictures. It was awesome.

The venue was pricey but I think it was well worth it. Having the reception in the restaurant made it intimate and away from everything else. There was also a wedding out in the atrium but with the door closed we couldn't hear anything. We also favored the decor inside the restaurant opposed to outside's neon lights on the storefronts. We reused our ceremony flowers for the entrance of the restaurant and had simple tulip and rose centerpieces for the tables.

we had 14 tables which includes the head table and cash bar
our reception was in the Yank Sing restaurant at 101 Spear in Rincon Center. The restaurant was beautiful, planning was an Read more...
our reception was in the Yank Sing restaurant at 101 Spear in Rincon Center. The restaurant was beautiful, planning was an ease, the food was delicious and they were very professional. We worked with Vera Waller and she is one of the nicest people you could ever work with. Responsive to emails, phone calls and prompt with contract updates.

They were also flexible with cake delivery time, letting us drop off wedding items a couple of days before and had fantastic wait staff. We provided yank sing with our timeline and they followed it to the minute. The head table had our own waitress and she notified us whenever it was time to eg toast, cut the cake, take pictures. It was awesome.

The venue was pricey but I think it was well worth it. Having the reception in the restaurant made it intimate and away from everything else. There was also a wedding out in the atrium but with the door closed we couldn't hear anything. We also favored the decor inside the restaurant opposed to outside's neon lights on the storefronts. We reused our ceremony flowers for the entrance of the restaurant and had simple tulip and rose centerpieces for the tables.

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etong
Wedding:
8/31/2008
4.1/5.0
Yank Sing caters some phenomenal food for any reception. They have done so many weddings that i would have to say they are pros to the business. You definitely do get what you pay for. They are on the pricey end but their service and commitment to making your day go as smoothly as possible is very apparent. Any chinese family wanting a unique venue for a wedding reception has to review this place before making any decisions. They do a great job but you do pay for that level of service. Overall i was very happy but they were not as flexible as i would like. I wanted to bring some vendors in of my own but was not allowed to. They wanted that piece of the business as well.
Yank Sing caters some phenomenal food for any reception. They have done so many weddings that i would have to say they are Read more...
Yank Sing caters some phenomenal food for any reception. They have done so many weddings that i would have to say they are pros to the business. You definitely do get what you pay for. They are on the pricey end but their service and commitment to making your day go as smoothly as possible is very apparent. Any chinese family wanting a unique venue for a wedding reception has to review this place before making any decisions. They do a great job but you do pay for that level of service. Overall i was very happy but they were not as flexible as i would like. I wanted to bring some vendors in of my own but was not allowed to. They wanted that piece of the business as well. Read less
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jenniferboyd
Wedding:
8/27/2008
3.0/5.0
We thought that the Rincon Atrium is much nicer than the restaurant at Yang Sing. However, when we went to see what a wedding was like, make sure you get a good audio system since with the high ceiling, it tends to need a lot of speakers for everyone to hear you clearly.
We thought that the Rincon Atrium is much nicer than the restaurant at Yang Sing. However, when we went to see what a Read more...
We thought that the Rincon Atrium is much nicer than the restaurant at Yang Sing. However, when we went to see what a wedding was like, make sure you get a good audio system since with the high ceiling, it tends to need a lot of speakers for everyone to hear you clearly. Read less
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konichiwa25
Wedding:
4/30/2008
1.0/5.0
Planning side - They will try extremely hard not to give you a tasting. The attitude over the phone was horrible, as well as the unreturned phone calls. I do realize that they are extremely popular, but we are spending lots of money here. Food - The traditional dishes were good. The fusion, creative dishes were absolutely horrible. Honey Glazed Sea Bass was really just Teriyaki Sauce on top of Sea Bass, a waste of a delicious endangered specie. Sea Scallops are typically large and fluffy, the scallops were all broken up and tough. Mango pudding was a disgusting blob of gelatin. This is where the difficult tasting comes into play. If you get the difficult to schedule tasting you would know exactly what to order and what not to order. Service - Typical of a chinese restaurant. It was nice that they kept changing out the plates. The beautiful venue makes Yank Sing the ideal spot for a wedding, however the food and service will just leave a bad taste in your mouth.
Planning side - They will try extremely hard not to give you a tasting. The attitude over the phone was horrible, as well Read more...
Planning side - They will try extremely hard not to give you a tasting. The attitude over the phone was horrible, as well as the unreturned phone calls. I do realize that they are extremely popular, but we are spending lots of money here. Food - The traditional dishes were good. The fusion, creative dishes were absolutely horrible. Honey Glazed Sea Bass was really just Teriyaki Sauce on top of Sea Bass, a waste of a delicious endangered specie. Sea Scallops are typically large and fluffy, the scallops were all broken up and tough. Mango pudding was a disgusting blob of gelatin. This is where the difficult tasting comes into play. If you get the difficult to schedule tasting you would know exactly what to order and what not to order. Service - Typical of a chinese restaurant. It was nice that they kept changing out the plates. The beautiful venue makes Yank Sing the ideal spot for a wedding, however the food and service will just leave a bad taste in your mouth. Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
11/3/2007
4.2/5.0
Beautiful space with high ceilings and unique waterfall in the middle of atrium. The service and food were top notch. This venue is pricey for asian food, but you will not find any other chinese restaurants offering this much class. I am very happy we chose this venue.
Beautiful space with high ceilings and unique waterfall in the middle of atrium. The service and food were top notch. This Read more...
Beautiful space with high ceilings and unique waterfall in the middle of atrium. The service and food were top notch. This venue is pricey for asian food, but you will not find any other chinese restaurants offering this much class. I am very happy we chose this venue. Read less
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kareniscreepy
Wedding:
3/11/2007
5.0/5.0
The food was great and i generally am picky about Chinese food and what I eat. Also, the decor is really beautiful and this place can hold a lot of people. I'd say the most beautiful part about the place is the waterfall taht comes down in the middle. I went to a reception here and it was one of the best that I've been to.
The food was great and i generally am picky about Chinese food and what I eat. Also, the decor is really beautiful and Read more...
The food was great and i generally am picky about Chinese food and what I eat. Also, the decor is really beautiful and this place can hold a lot of people. I'd say the most beautiful part about the place is the waterfall taht comes down in the middle. I went to a reception here and it was one of the best that I've been to. Read less
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JoAnnCW83
Wedding:
9/30/2006
5.0/5.0
We had our rehearsal dinner at Yank Sing and had a great experience. Since they are not usually open for dinner, we had the entire restaurant to ourselves. We didn't use the Atrium space b/c we had around 80 guests and it would have felt too large. But the Atrium is nice for a larger party. The food is really high quality and we received a lot of compliments from picky guests! It does run on the more expensive side when it comes to Chinese restaurants but it is a much nicer venue with high quality ingredients. Service was also great.
We had our rehearsal dinner at Yank Sing and had a great experience. Since they are not usually open for dinner, we had Read more...
We had our rehearsal dinner at Yank Sing and had a great experience. Since they are not usually open for dinner, we had the entire restaurant to ourselves. We didn't use the Atrium space b/c we had around 80 guests and it would have felt too large. But the Atrium is nice for a larger party. The food is really high quality and we received a lot of compliments from picky guests! It does run on the more expensive side when it comes to Chinese restaurants but it is a much nicer venue with high quality ingredients. Service was also great. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.0/5.0
I originally worked with Vera for my wedding, she was responsive and very helpful with giving suggestions and recommendations to make everything perfect. The atrium is beautiful at night and big enough to fit large weddings. I heard the food tasted great!
I originally worked with Vera for my wedding, she was responsive and very helpful with giving suggestions and Read more...
I originally worked with Vera for my wedding, she was responsive and very helpful with giving suggestions and recommendations to make everything perfect. The atrium is beautiful at night and big enough to fit large weddings. I heard the food tasted great! Read less
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anguyen
Wedding:
5/28/2005
4.5/5.0
Loved this place. Rincon center is so beautiful! The staff was courteous and extremely helpful. Joy was our contact and she was so gracious! We highly recommend it!
Loved this place. Rincon center is so beautiful! The staff was courteous and extremely helpful. Joy was our contact and Read more...
Loved this place. Rincon center is so beautiful! The staff was courteous and extremely helpful. Joy was our contact and she was so gracious! We highly recommend it! Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
9/11/2004
5.0/5.0
This is one of the few venues that will accomadate 300+ guests and provide a Chinese banquet style reception.

The food was terrific, the Rincon center beautiful and spacious, and Joy was so easy and pleasant to work with.

They are able to provide a ceremony area, waiting area with appetizers and bar, banquet style dinner, all of it.

I think the most difficult thing we had to do was figure out seating arrangements since the food is priced per table, we needed to make sure we filled each table up.
This is one of the few venues that will accomadate 300+ guests and provide a Chinese banquet style reception.

The Read more...
This is one of the few venues that will accomadate 300+ guests and provide a Chinese banquet style reception.

The food was terrific, the Rincon center beautiful and spacious, and Joy was so easy and pleasant to work with.

They are able to provide a ceremony area, waiting area with appetizers and bar, banquet style dinner, all of it.

I think the most difficult thing we had to do was figure out seating arrangements since the food is priced per table, we needed to make sure we filled each table up. Read less
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orangetabby
Wedding:
2/7/2004
3.9/5.0
Yank Sing knows how to throw a Chinese wedding banquet. The food was great, the set-up professional and on time, the staff knew what they were doing, etc.

The downside: they know what they're doing and they're popular, so it's hard to negotiate a good deal.

My two complaints from our experience: The lights in one part of the Rincon Center blew out and they refused to fix it unless I anted up more money. Which was ridiculous because we were not responsible for blowing the fuse. So half of the banquet was in the dark, and it took a hissy fit before they called someone in to fix it.

They like to book events back to back or even simultaneously. Before our wedding, there was another party with lots of children. So the guests who arrived early were met by a bunch of kids running around. I know this is to be expected, but it'd be nice if they factored in some time before events.
Yank Sing knows how to throw a Chinese wedding banquet. The food was great, the set-up professional and on time, the staff Read more...
Yank Sing knows how to throw a Chinese wedding banquet. The food was great, the set-up professional and on time, the staff knew what they were doing, etc.

The downside: they know what they're doing and they're popular, so it's hard to negotiate a good deal.

My two complaints from our experience: The lights in one part of the Rincon Center blew out and they refused to fix it unless I anted up more money. Which was ridiculous because we were not responsible for blowing the fuse. So half of the banquet was in the dark, and it took a hissy fit before they called someone in to fix it.

They like to book events back to back or even simultaneously. Before our wedding, there was another party with lots of children. So the guests who arrived early were met by a bunch of kids running around. I know this is to be expected, but it'd be nice if they factored in some time before events. Read less
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